Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a wonderful chicken recipe. The chicken falls apart into the sauce once plated. Excellent with rice even better with my homemade rice pilaf. I have posted this recipe as well under Elaine's Rice Pilaf.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and slice onion; set aside.
  2. Split whole chicken breasts.
  3. Combine 6 TBS of flour, 1 1/2 TSP salt and 1/4 TSP pepper in plastic bag. Add chicken a couple of pieces at a time and shake to coat.
  4. Heat oil in an oven proof skillet. Add chicken and brown on both sides. Remove chicken and set aside.
  5. Brown onion slices in same pan until golden. Add 3 TBS flour and stir to coat. Add chicken stock and cook until thickened. Add remaining remaining salt, pepper and thyme. Return chicken to the skillet and spoon gravy over.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 1 1/4 hours.


Most Helpful

This is fabulous, only a few ingredients but really great flavour & easy to do, even toddler DD gobbled this up for the kid-friendly challenge. I also think some white wine would go nicely in this sauce. Thanks for posting!

**Mandy** June 03, 2008

I have made this for years. The only difference in how I make it is I add sliced mushrooms (fresh (sauted with the onion) or canned). Yum.

tabbicatbeads August 01, 2012

I have made this recipe twice in the past month and it makes me look like a Rockstar! It's cheap, simple and requires no real skill on my part. I have actually stretched it by slicing my boneless 1/2-inch chicken breasts in half (creating two 1/4-inch pieces from each). Also, since I don't have an oven-proof skillet that's large enough, I have no problem transferring it to a 9x13 baking dish. Thanks for a great go-to recipe for chicken!!

Eyden December 09, 2011

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